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Simulation Description

SpaceX is attempting another rocket launch. The Falcon 9 blasts off with a constant upward acceleration of 2km/s^2. Unfortunately, the engines malfunction once it has reached a velocity of 30km/s resulting in no more upward acceleration. The rocket continues to travel upward until it has a velocity of 0km/s. How long since take off has the Falcon 9 been in the air before it crashes back to Earth, and what is the velocity of the Falcon 9 when it hits the ground?

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  • Point Masses are the staple of Principia. They can be given velocity, acceleration, mass, size, or drawn with different images.

  • Point Masses are the staple of Principia. They can be given velocity, acceleration, mass, size, or drawn with different images.

  • Surfaces are static and affect the movement of point mass objects.

  • Ramps are static and affect the movement of point mass objects.

  • Attatch a point mass to the right end of a spring to see it in action.

  • Drag two point mass objects into a pulley to attach them. Then drag one below, give them weights, set gravity and give it a whirl.

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